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Matriarchal Myth in the Late Nineteenth Century

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780520248595
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0008
Matriarchal Myth in the Late Nineteenth Century

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This chapter discusses the matriarchal myth in the late nineteenth century, first discussing the preconditions surrounding the development of the myth. The final part of the chapter shows that the patriarchal family was increasingly being challenged as it was being established into civil law.

Keywords: matriarchal myth; preconditions; development; patriarchal family; civil law

Chapter.  5917 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology

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